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Pensioner tied up during ‘terrifying' Co Down burglary

A man in his seventies was tied up during a burglary in Co Down

A MAN in his seventies has been left badly shaken after he was tied up in an armed burglary at his home in Co Down.

Two men, one armed with a gun, forced their way into the man's house on Banbridge Road in Rathfriland between 7am and 8am on Tuesday.

They tied the pensioner's feet with a belt before making off with cash.

Police said the man was not injured but had endured a "terrifying" ordeal.

One of the men is described as between 20 and 30 years of age, 5'2", of light build, and was wearing dark clothing and a balaclava.

The other is thought to be in his thirties, 6ft tall with a large build, and was wearing dark clothing.

Police appealed for information.

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